Harry Shorstein
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Mr. Shorstein attended the University of Florida for college and law school. After graduating from law school, he served as a Captain in the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. Upon his return, he worked as a Division Head at the Jacksonville Office of the Public Defender. After leaving that office, he spent several years as a Division Head and then Chief Assistant at the Office of the State Attorney. After the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Shorstein served as General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville.

In 1991, Mr. Shorstein became the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He held that position for almost eighteen years. As the State Attorney for the Jacksonville area, he tried a variety of criminal cases, including over 30 murder cases, all of which he won. He also implemented a groundbreaking juvenile justice program that focused on rehabilitation and education that won national acclaim and was copied by prosecutors across the country. His extensive experience and accomplishments as a trial attorney have been chronicled by 60 Minutes, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report and others state, local and national media outlets. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

After over two decades of public service, Mr. Shorstein decided to return to private practice where he spent 15 years representing the rights and interests of individuals and businesses prior to becoming the State Attorney. In private practice, he defended clients on criminal matters in state and federal court, including complex white collar cases. He handled serious and complex wrongful death and personal injuries cases, and he represented companies in all varieties of business disputes. Another area where he has developed extensive skills and experience is in the representation of professionals in civil litigation and in front of licensing and other administrative boards.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
Video Conferencing
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  • Skype
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  • Free Consultation
    All initial consultations are free except immigration cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, Discover & American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
State Attorney
State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit
Harry Shorstein was the State Attorney for Duval County, Clay County and Nassau County, Florida for almost 18 years.
Law Offices of Harry Shorstein
Prior to becoming the State Attorney, Harry Shorstein was in private practice where he handled serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, malpractice cases, complex civil litigation cases, state and federal criminal cases and representing doctors and other professional in front of review boards.
General Counsel
General Counsel's Office, City of Jacksonville, Florida
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
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University of Florida
B.S. | Business Administration
Honors: Florida Blue Key
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Best white collar crime defense lawyer
U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
The American College of Trial Lawyers
Activities: Federal Rules of Evidence Committee
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The American College of Trial Attorneys
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The Florida Bar
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Jacksonville Bar Association
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Florida State Bar  # 93316
Admitted Member
- Current
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Contact & Map
Jacksonville, FL, USA
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